The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has stated that the region is safe for now, from any terrorist attack. He stressed that people in the region should go about doing their daily duties without any fear.
Speaking to A1 Radio News, Stephen Yakubu, who is also Chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), said there is nothing to worry about but people in the region need to be vigilant.
“There is nothing to worry about but we need vigilance. We need to be really vigilant. If we see anyone moving with a motor with something behind that you are not sure please let us know. If you see anybody that you don’t trust, people gathering in an area that you don’t know what they are doing, you don’t know where they are coming from please let us know. Let us keep checking, but for now, everything is okay people should go about doing their normal duties there is no cause of alarm at all.”
He spoke in reference to an alert issued by the National Security Secretariat that there may be terrorist groups operating from the mountainous parts of the Upper East Region and asked the Police and the Military to be on the alert.
“We got that information, but the security services they have checked and they have not basically found anyone who we think that is a threat to the country. It is ongoing, I don’t want to go into the details but is ongoing, but is good that people are seeing something and also saying something,” he said.
Mr. Yakubu says all the borders are okay and the government is satisfied but will do the things that it needs to do. He added that the government is working very closely with the people around the border areas.
According to him government is also working with international partners in Burkina Faso and Togo to ensure that they apprehend any group of people that may want to destabilize the country.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana